duncan aviation partners with smartsky on 4g lte network & equipment

May 22, 2018

Duncan Aviation announced its partnership with SmartSky Networks, as the latter company launches its new 4G LTE-based inflight connectivity network. The air-to-ground (ATG) network delivers a true office-in-the-sky environment with unprecedented speed, reliability, and security. With low latency and high bandwidth, passengers will enjoy the same connectivity capabilities they do on the ground: streaming video, chatting, texting, playing games and video conferencing.
Working with SmartSky Networks, Duncan Aviation’s Engineering & Certification department helped develop the first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a Cessna Citation Excel.
““It is an honor to partner with Duncan Aviation, a company that has a well-deserved reputation for outstanding customer service,” said Bryan Rapp, Account Manager with SmartSky Networks. “We believe this partnership confirms SmartSky’s commitment to deliver the very best in resources for our customers as well.”
The SmartSky 4G LTE system received FAA approval for the Citation Excel STC in January and aircraft Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) in March. Duncan Aviation representatives should be contacted to schedule installation on aircraft.
Duncan Aviation will also be working with SmartSky on exclusive STCs for the following aircraft:
•Bombardier Challenger 604/605/650
•Bombardier Challenger 300/350
•Dassault Falcon 2000 (all variants)
•Dassault Falcon 900 (all variants)
•Bombardier Learjet 40/45/75
Not only does Duncan Aviation have the engineering expertise to develop the paths to certification for numerous aircraft models, but the company also has the technical knowledge and experience to install SmartSky Networks’ certified equipment quickly and efficiently to meet its customers’ flight schedules.
Contact one of the Duncan Aviation Avionics Sales Representatives (www.DuncanAviation.aero/services/avionics-installation/contacts) for information and to schedule installation of equipment needed for the SmartSky 4G LTE-based network, which is currently being deployed across the continental United States.